Chances are when you decided to find a home party business to invest your time and energy in, you had the motivation to put in the hours to make it a success. But you may have noticed over time that while you seem to be putting in the time, you might not be getting as much done as you hoped. Clearly you are having a productivity issue.
You are not alone. People in offices, small business, and entrepreneurial ventures all over the world have the exact same issue. Being motivated is great and will take you far, but productivity is only for those who know how to work smart.
Here are some things you can do today to boost your productivity in your home party business tomorrow:
Prioritize your day…and honor your appointments: Take some time at the end of your day today to plan what you want to do tomorrow. This will serve two purposes. First, it will help you organize your day so when you get started you have specific tasks to accomplish throughout the day. Secondly, it will draw attention to the types of things that are distracting you from accomplishing your tasks. In order for you to be productive, you have to know what is hampering that productivity so you can fix it.
Before you start, plan: When you are short on time, you are more likely to want to jump in and start a task so you can get it done as soon as possible. Too often with this method, however, you end up wasting your time because you didn’t have all the tools you needed or had to start over because you forgot a step. Eliminate this wasted time by planning a project before you start it.
Outsource when you can: You can’t do it all. There will be some of you who really think you can, but you are deluding yourself. There will come a time when you are going to realize that no one can do it all. The good news is that there are all kinds of help, from baby sitters to marketing consultants to personal assistants for hire. When you are able to, make sure you outsource tasks to make room for your other projects.
Have down time: This sounds counterintuitive. You are trying to do more work, not less. But studies have shown time and again that rest and relaxation makes your working time more productive. Even some of the biggest burnout houses on Wall Street known for their 80-hour work weeks require their employees to take time off to rest. Make sure that you have a cut off point for your work and time to decompress from your business. You will return to your office ready to get down to it as a result.
Now that you have invested the time to find a home party business that will help you achieve your dreams, make sure that you invest the right amount of time to be productive running that business. Make the most of your motivation to succeed by boosting your productivity each day. Work smarter and you will be that much closer to having the life you want instead of the life you have.
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